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Berlin-Brandenburg airport

Berlin Brandenburg International (BER) is the new airport in the German capital. The airport was opened on October 31, 2020. The new airport will gradually replace existing airports. All flights and airlines will be moved to Berlin-Brandenburg Airport. Here you will find useful information: where is it, how to get there, ordering a taxi, booking hotels, searching for flights.

Construction of a new airport near Berlin began in 2006. Part of the territory of Schönefeld Airport became part of the new airport. (This is the 5th terminal of Berlin-Brandenburg Airport now.) According to the plans then available, the construction should have been completed in 2011. Construction completion dates were repeatedly postponed. All flights are planned to the new airport until November 07, 2020.

Before the opening of a new airport, two airports served passengers in Berlin.

  • Berlin Tegel Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Tegel) is located in the administrative district of Reinickendorf, in Tegel.
  • Schönefeld Airport (Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld) was located in the municipality of Schönefeld district Dahme-Spreewald at a distance of 22 kilometers to the south-east of the city center.

Berlin Schönefeld Airport and Tegel Airport will be closed after the official opening of the new airport.

About the airport

Airport is located in Brandenburg, near the city of Berlin at a distance of about 18 kilometers from the from the city center. I
The airport has two parallel runways and three terminals (2020).
Terminals T1 and T2 are located next to each other between the two runways.
Terminal T5 is located slightly to the north, approximately 2.7 kilometers (in a straight line) from Terminal T2. From Terminal T1 to Terminal T5, you can reach by train via Flughafen BER - Terminal 5 or by bus.

Useful link You can order a taxi to the airport online.

How to get there
You can get to the airport from Berlin by rail (regional trains), city train (S-Bahn), bus or taxi.

Airport Express (FEX) and regional trains (RE 7 and RB 14) run between Berlin Central Station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) and Airport BER - Terminal 1-2 (Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2) approximately four times in hour. The airport train station is located directly below terminal T1, on the second lower floor of U2.

City commuter trains (lines S9 and S45) stop at the Terminals 1-2 and Terminal 5 stations.
The S-Bahn station is located approximately 350 meters from the T5 terminal and at the T1; T2 terminals.

The airport also has a bus service to the center of Berlin and the surrounding area.
Buses X7 and X71 run between Rudow underground station (Berlin U-Bahn U7 line terminus.

You can also order a taxi or rent a car.

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Distances from Berlin Brandenburg airport to cities:

  • Dresden - 170 kilometers.
  • Leipzig - 180 kilometers.
  • Poznan - 275 kilometers.
  • Hamburg - 280 kilometers.
  • Munich - 570 kilometers.

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